The 1904 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, held in Portland Oregon, provides an interesting case study to look at how race, gender, sexuality and citizenship were conceptualized at the time and how those conceptualizations impacted key social attitudes and public policy. The Exposition was a celebration of the 1804 Lewis and Clark Exposition but provided a venue for social and political meetings and exhibits. Specifically planning records and communications, Exposition records, photos and media will be examined.
Cultural & Social Transformation
Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit
archival research & analysis
develop archival research skills; develop archival analysis skills; develop socio-cultural intersectional analysis skills specifically in race, gender, Indigenous, sexuality
ongoing until 2021; 5-10 hours per week
dependability; interest in topic